Title Nansen’s "Farthest North". Two volumes. Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship “Fram” 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram.
Publisher George Newnes Ltd. 1898.
Seller ID 78843
2 vols. Size 9 x 6.5 inches. Attractive original bevelled blue pictorial cloth hardback with gilt and silver illustrations to spine and front. In very good condition. Some very light rubbing to boards. Volume II first blank pages front & back are foxed. Pages very clean and tight throughout. Maps and plates all clean and tight. Else very clean and tight copies. 480, 456pp. With b&w photoplates, illustrations and photos in text. Large fold out colour map at rear Vol 1. Classic account of the Nansen’s ‘Fram’ expedition 1893-96, a remarkable achievement in polar exploration, every detail of which was worked out by Nansen himself and went absolutely according plan. "His account of the journey, Farthest North, was a worldwide bestseller and prepared him for an effective life of diplomacy. Although he planned other expeditions, they were not to be".